Let’s Talk About The Beginning

Yes, it’s the last of these weekly posts that start with the words “Let’s Talk About”. Possibly ever, but hopefully only for a couple of years or so. Tonight, it’s time to talk about the final episode of Red Dwarf X, ominously entitled The Beginning. We know that bits of it were based one of the movie scripts, that it contains a big gun-toting bastard with a moustache, and it’s been suggested that we should make sure we keep watching after the end credits. This is EXCITING. What’s more exciting, however, is the prospect of us not doing any more live Dwarfcasts of a Thursday night. Sadly for you, we’ll be live from 10pm tonight, and the link will be posted on here and on Twitter at around 9:40pm. As it’s the last one, I’m sure you’ll all have plenty to say, so post comments here, or tweet us @ganymedetitan, if you don’t want to miss out on the final opportunity to have us to ingest your points.

Read more →

Let’s Talk About Dear Dave

It’s the bottle episode of the bottle series. Only half of it was shot in front of the audience, presumably because the bloody thing wasn’t written yet. Even those who were at the recording have very little concept of what they’re going to see on their telly tonight – Dave, 9:00pm, obviously. Please use this thread to deposit all your thoughts on the episode; we might well read some out on tonight’s LIVE Instant Reaction Dwarfcast. We have a full compliment of G&Ters, all gathered in one place, for the first and only time this series. The show starts at 10:00pm, and we’ll be posting the link here and on Twitter soon after Dear Dave finishes at 9:40pm.

While you’re counting down the minutes to Dwarf time, why not reacquaint yourself with Kris Carter’s non-spoilery set report? And don’t go talking to any other Red Dwarf fansites. I heard what happened between you and Gazpacho Soup…

Let’s Talk About Entangled

Right everyone, it’s once again time to SIT THE FUCK DOWN and make the necessary preparations for another night of new Red Dwarf.  This week we’ll be watching, entranced, as Entangled makes it première on Dave or Dave HD (whatever’s your poison) at 9.00pm.  This episode is going to be a fun filled extravaganza, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Read more →

Let’s Talk About Lemons

Jesus Christ, it’s new Red Dwarf night! Series X Episode 3, Lemons, premieres on Dave and Dave HD, tonight at 9:oopm. Please splatter this thread with your reactions and opinions. We’ll be selecting some choice ones to read out on tonight’s LIVE instant reaction Dwarfcast. The show will start at 10:00pm, and the link will appear right here, and on our Twitter page, just after the episode finishes on Dave. It’s well worth following us on there, just in case our server decides to fall over again.

While you’re waiting for Christ to appear, why not have another read of our set report from the audience recording night. And if that’s not enough, why not listen to the neckbearded tones of our very own Jonathan Capps, polluting the Red Dwarf Introcast’s analysis of Backwards? Do both of these things, then report back here immediately after Lemons. DO IT.

Flip reverse it

One again Seb Patrick has emerged from beneath his blanket of unsold 2008 calendars to launch forth glorious, glorious NEWS.  This week: the absolutely gorgeous reversible DVD cover. (Warning, there’s a minor episode 3 spoiler after the jump, but nothing you don’t already know from the trailer).

Read more →

Let’s Talk About Fathers & Suns

Week two of Red Dwarf X‘s assault on digital broadcasting. Please use this post as a repository for all your musings on deadly computers, trucknapping and bits of poppadom. We’ll be reading a selection of comments from this thread during tonight’s LIVE Dwarfcast, which will start at 10pm. We’ll be posting a link right here, and also on Twitter. This time last week, G&T was struggling to cope with the legions of Dwarf fans flooding the internet; hopefully, things won’t be so bad this week, but it’s worth following @ganymedetitan on Twitter, to make sure you get the link to the live Dwarfcast and have somewhere to aim your mad thoughts.

It’s well worth listening in, because we’ve got an exclusive interview with Rebecca Blackstone, who plays Pree in tonight’s episode. She’s very friendly, very excitable and very interesting, so make sure you join us tonight at 10pm to make that extra-special ‘new Red Dwarf‘ feeling last a little longer.

1.46m Red Dwarf fans can’t be wrong

The ratings are in… and it’s very good news indeed. Trojan averaged out at 1.46 million, or a 6.3% share of the total television audience. And that’s just the overnights – it doesn’t factor in Dave Ja Vu,  same-week repeats and PVR viewings. It beat BBC Four, BBC Three, ITV2 and CHANNEL 4 in its timeslot. It’s the second highest rated UKTV programme of all time, behind Back To Earth. The fact that it’s slightly down onBTE shouldn’t concern us – bank holiday weekend ratings are always higher than a standard mid-week slot, and Series X has six episodes worth of total viewings to gather.

Coming up later today – a proper Dwarfcast version of our Trojan Instant Reaction. We haven’t quite managed to fix all of the sound problems (although they are improved), but at least we’ve taken out the 20 minutes of dead air in the middle. We’ll also be posted our massive written review of the episode either later today or early tomorrow. Please don’t break our website again in the meantime.

Let’s Talk About Trojan

The first episode of the new series of Red Dwarf is being broadcast on British television tonight. It is 2012. Did you ever think this would happen?

Please use this post as the repository for all your Trojan-related comments, before during and after broadcast. Some of your comments may be read out during tonight’s live Dwarfcast, the link for which will appear here at 9:40pm, ready for the show to start at 10pm.

Brace yourself. We’re giving you ample bracing time.

LIVE DwarfCast TONIGHT, fabulous interviews to be heard

As you all well know last night saw the fan première of Trojan.  It was a great night and the audience were, shall we say, incredibly receptive to the episode.  The whole shebang was very ably presided over by Paul Ross (who at one point inexplicably referenced Jim Reaper!  Either this man is a proper fan, or he’s very good at researching what he’s talking about) and we were treated to a very nice Q&A with Robert, Craig, Chris and Doug in what I can only imagine was a slightly sozzled state.  We’ll probably be covering this a little more once we’re able, but for now we have something a bit more pressing to attend to…

Read more →